New Traffic Management Scheme at St. Stephen’s Green to facilitate Luas Works

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Dublin City Council has announced a new traffic scheme that will make travelling in the St. Stephen’s Green easier. This will result in less disruption when the utility works for Luas Cross City begin in 2014.  The council announced today that work will begin on the St. Stephen’s Green Traffic Management Scheme on 9th September and expects all work to be completed by late November this year.

The new arrangements will make it easier for public and private transport to travel around St. Stephen’s Green, while also improving access to car parks in the area and reducing the need to use Dawson Street as a through route. The most significant changes are new right turns at St. Stephen’s Green’s junctions with Harcourt St and Merrion Row. Other improvements will include new cycle lanes, pedestrian crossings, dublinbikes stations and measures which will improve bus operations around St. Stephen’s Green.

“The scheme we are announcing today will benefit all road users in the St. Stephen’s Green area. It will also minimise any necessary disruptions during the Luas Cross City works and integrate the expanded Luas into the City’s traffic management”, says Michael Phillips, Director of Traffic at Dublin City Council.
“As Luas Cross City work progresses the National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council will continue to work closely together to ensure the least disruption to movement around the city” added Gráinne Mackin, Director of Communications, Luas Cross City.

The improvements will be staggered so as to minimise disruptions to local businesses and stakeholders. Some disruptions will occur during the works but the public and businesses will be able to access the area and all car parks throughout the works.

Regular updates will feature on www.dublincity.ie , and on Twitter @DubCityCouncil and @LUASCrossCity. DublinCityFM (103.2FM) will also carry updates at peak times on its Live Drive show from 7.00am to 10.00am and from 4.00pm to 7.00pm daily, and on Twitter @livedrive.

Please click on the following URL Link for graphics and further details of the Scheme: http://www.dublincity.ie/node/6088
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Timeline
 
Area                                                                               Expected time
Removal of Trace Sculpture from St. Stephen’s Green East July 2013
Physical works on St. Stephen’s Green East and North      September to October
Physical works on St. Stephen’s Green South                   September to October
Physical works on Kildare St                                            September to October
Road resurfacing                                                              October to November
Road relining                                                                    October to November

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